Friday, July 7, 2017

Journey into Tasmanian Modernism

One of my most recent edits of Holyman House from my ever growing back catalouge of photographs.

I've been reflecting on my journey that has been documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism and how it has taken my on a wonderful adventure with camera in hand to so many wonderful places throughout Tasmania as well as Interstate and overseas finding inspiration from this fascinating period of built history in Tasmania.

Photography making, finding history about the places I photograph, interviews for media, heritage photography projects for organisations as well as contributions of my photography and written research for books and magazines. Then there was the popular photography presentation in Launceston where I shared my stories and photographs of Tasmanian Modernism, it was standing room only that day, it was humbling to see the interest in this period.

I’ve lost count of the days that I have spent in libraries going through archives in search for content to inspire and inform the photographs I take of Tasmanian Modernism. 

Whilst posts haven’t been as prolific of late, I have been out and about in Tasmania and Interstate working on a variety of projects relating to Architecture & Design.  Some of these projects are massive bodies of work that have been ongoing and one day I look forward to sharing them with you.

Over a decade of capturing Tasmanian architecture and design some things stay the same and a lot has changed.  One of my aims in my photography is to create an image database of high visual quality and aesthetic so that there is a record of buildings for posterity.  Through the years I have witnessed many buildings that hace been demolished or altered beyond state of recognition. Sometimes I find out after I have photographed a building that it’s since been demolished, and other times I visit places that are doomed for the wrecking ball in order to capture the soul of the design before they are lost forever.  It's at times an emotional, but in the new, powerful journey that must be done.

Thank you to everyone who has followed me and interacted with me on this journey on blogger, and I want to continue the journey and share with you my experiences of capturing the beauty of Tasmania’s diverse range of 20th Century Architecture.  

I also run this page on various social media platforms now.  There is the facebook page which you can find here At present I have mainly being using the Facebook page to link the stories that I post to Blogger, as well as other stories relating to architecture and design relating to Modernism in Tasmania and stories further afield that people might find interesting. I have just created an Instagram page that has just gone live at @tasmanianmodernism

I would also love to remaster some of my photographs and reshare them.  I love processing images I’ve taken, and since the passing of time I have learnt new techniques and skills in my post production workflow and ways of seeing the buildings that I reckon can bring out higher quality from my archives. I've also got a massive catalouge of images that have yet to be published online.

So thanks again, thought I would do a bit of an update to let you know how things are going and to say thank you for your interactions! 

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous piece of Deco! White colour everywhere, curved corners, excellent spire and sexy stair case.


About the project

Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires

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